Spafford Crushes Two-Night Colorado Run With The Kitchen Dwellers [Photos/Video]

first_imgThis past Thursday and Friday night, Prescott, AZ’s electro-funk masters Spafford came into town for a strong two-night stand to kick off their tour on the right note. Thursday saw support from Bozeman, MT-based jamgrass outfit the Kitchen Dwellers at The Fox Theatre in Boulder. Both acts, that come from different ends of the jam spectrum were put to the test, and passed with flying colors.The Dwellers played a solid set, debuting new material off their forthcoming album that is produced by Leftover Salmon‘s Andy Thorn, who also joined the band on stage during the latter part of their set. Kitchen Dwellers are playing NYC’s American Beauty on Friday, November 11th (get info here).Spafford highlights from the first night included an uber-funky “Electric Taco Stand” and cover of swamp-rock master JJ Grey & Mofro‘s “On Fire” into “Galisteo”. It was a solid opening night, that saw the four-piece locked in, cohesive, and fully prepped to bring serious jams to the table.Kitchen Dwellers w/ Andy Thorn:Spafford “On Fire” (JJ Grey & Mofro cover):By the second night, the band was pumped up and firing on all cylinders, bringing a packed crowd to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver. With two lengthy sets, the band was able to exercise their full potential, jamming to perfection for nearly four hours. Set one was highlighted by a trancey dance jam on “Ain’t That Wrong”, followed by a double time version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ “Soul To Squeeze”. By the second set, Spafford had longtime and new fans hooked, building strong, patient jams on “People” and later on set closer and fan favorite “Backdoor Funk”.Spafford Cervantes Other Side Set 1:Spafford Cervantes Other Side Set 2:Kitchen Dwellers Setlist – The Fox – 9/22/16Farmers Son, Colder Nights, Auggie Visions, Broken Cage (New Song), Five Candles, Reuben’s train*, Up on the Hill Where They Do the Boogie*^, This Time> No Diggity+* with Andy Thorn in fiddle^John Hartford Cover+Blackstreet CoverSpafford Setlist – The Fox – 9/22/16All In, Electric Taco Stand, Slip, On Fire > Galisteo, America, The RepriseSpafford Setlist – Cervante’s Other Side – 9/23/16Set One – All My Friends > Bee Jam > Windmill, Into The Mystic, Ain’t That Wrong, Soul To Squeeze, The PostmanSet Two – Red’s Jam > People, Plans > Down Under, Todd’s Tots, The Remedy > Down Under, Backdoor FunkEncore – Hollywood > In The Eyes of Thieves[The Fox photos courtesy of Peter Wallace @ Wallyography – Instagram: Wallyographypw][Cervantes photos by Randhir Bayers] Load remaining imageslast_img read more


Saint Mary’s graduates to enter workforce, volunteer

first_imgSaint Mary’s Office of Institutional Research conducted the annual Graduation Destination survey to chart the different paths undergraduates pursue after graduating from the College. As of May, the survey concluded that 57 percent of respondents will pursue employment, 38 percent will enroll in a graduate school, 10 percent will pursue externships or internships, 6 percent will involve themselves with voluntary service and 3 percent will join the military.Lauren Weldon | The Observer Stacie Jeffirs, director of the Career Crossings Office, said percentages from the survey do not change much over the years, with the post-graduation employment category usually having the highest percentage of students. She said graduate school enrollment also sees a high volume of post-graduates. “Most of our graduating students go into job fields, as career is the number one choice for students,” she said. “High up there, too, is graduate school. Our numbers will range from year to year, but typically, we have an upwards of 25-30 percent that go on to graduate school.”Other students choose to join service-oriented organizations or the military, according to Jeffirs.“Then we also have students who go into service and volunteering, like Peace Corps or Teach for America,” she said. “We also have a small percentage serving in the military, like ROTC students at Notre Dame. And then a small percentage of students who do something different like travel or go back abroad.”Jeffirs said surveys are also conducted at one year and five year intervals after graduation. “We also do one-year and five-year surveys to see where the alumnae are and how they feel like the Saint Mary’s education prepared them for the future,” she said. “We always ask questions about whether or not they think their current job is a career path for them, or a stepping stone into a career or just a job to get them by. By far, most graduates say their current job is a career path or stepping stone towards a career.”Jeffirs said deciding what to do after graduation forces students to consider what values are meaningful to them.“A lot of our decisions are driven by values and what’s important to us,” she said. “What do we see as our mission?”Senior Clare McMillan said her mission is to serve with the Olancho Aid Foundation — an organization that helps children maintain their bilingual education. McMillan said Saint Mary’s and the Career Crossings Office helped her to discover this opportunity. “My education at Saint Mary’s had opened my perspective to the global community,” she said. “During my four years here, I have come to understand the importance of serving those in need, and that is why I will be traveling to Juticalpa, Honduras this summer and serving with the Olancho Aid Foundation.”McMillan said she envisions her commitment to the Olancho Aid Foundation enduring over time, since she will embrace the opportunity to make valuable differences in students’ lives.“One of the goals of this foundation is to provide a moral framework for students, enabling them to overcome challenges in their community,” she said. “I am choosing to serve with the Olancho Aid Foundation because it provides a faith-based environment, which promotes education and hope for the future — two values that I also hold in high regard. It is a seven-week commitment that I hope to continue participating in for years to come.”Senior Mary Gring plans to attend graduate school at Columbia College Chicago. “I chose to attend graduate school because I really wasn’t ready to be done with school,” she said. “I love school, I love learning and I felt as though I had a lot more to learn, especially in my discipline.”Gring will be pursuing a Master’s of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media. “I love art, specifically video art, but I love that the program allows me to explore other areas of art and other disciplines, too,” she said. “If I want to grow as an artist, as a professional and as an individual, I think being in a program that allows for exploration would help me do that most effectively.” Gring said Saint Mary’s helped her decide to continue her education. “Saint Mary’s professors helped a lot in my decision to pursue graduate school,” Gring said. “My professors helped me narrow down programs I might be interested in, assisted me in writing strong statements of purpose and provided me with letters of recommendation. The Saint Mary’s community encourages all Belles to know more. It’s an environment that fosters exploration.”Senior Isabela Hudson said she decided to enter the Peace Corps after graduation, since Saint Mary’s helped her discover her love for traveling and assisting others.“I will be going to the Peace Corps to serve in Botswana,” she said, “I will be placed in a health facility to address the public health and HIV/AIDS needs of the community and be focused on delivering HIV prevention, treatment and care.” Hudson said Saint Mary’s strengthens students’ passions and gives them outlets to express those passions.“Saint Mary’s gave me the chance to grow in my experiences to strengthen my love for service,” she said. “The College gave me the chance to participate in the Uganda practicum, where I worked at the Sisters of the Holy Cross’s clinic. Saint Mary’s also provided me with the education and love for nursing. I cannot wait to put in practice what Saint Mary’s has taught me during my service in Botswana.” It may be hard for graduating seniors to plan for the future, but it is important for them to keep their interests in mind, Jeffirs said.“It’s hard to plan too far into the future in terms of what to do after graduation,” she said. “It’s important that [graduates] carefully consider their interests, what they would like to do in the future and what, in the next couple years, is going to help get them there. It doesn’t always have to be career-related necessarily, but it could be a job or position that will help give them some experience.” Jeffirs said career discernment does not have to be an arduous process.“If they’re not entirely sure what they want to do, they can look at what positions they might be happiest in, a job or even a service project, because service is a really great way to discern what your interests are and what you would like to do in the future and  it looks great on a resume,” Jeffirs said.Career Crossings provides graduate with services, career advice, post graduation mapping, information, mock interviews and resume assistance.“All the services we provide to students when they are students here at Saint Mary’s are also provided to them after they graduate, indefinitely,” she said. “We do provide lifetime services for alumni, so as students graduate — even if it’s right after graduation — if they need assistance, we’re available.”Jeffirs said it is never too late for students to start planning for the future. “Students have to start planning for post-graduation early because there are stepping stones and baby steps to get to there,” she said. “It’s a process.” The Career Crossings Office maintains normal office hours throughout the summer months to provide information and guidance to graduates and proactive rising seniors, Jeffirs said. “We keep regular hours during the summer,” she said. “Even if [the student is] not in the area, I do email, phone calls and Skype calls to talk and help them.”Jeffirs said no matter what a student decides, the future beyond college graduation is an exciting time full of new opportunities. “That next step after graduation is exciting no matter what a student is doing,” she said. “Even if you  don’t have it all figured out just yet, this is just the very beginning into the future.” Tags: 2017 commencement, Career crossings, Olancho Aid Foundation, Peace Corpslast_img read more


NeNe Leakes Begins Performances in Chicago on Broadway

first_img from $49.50 Related Shows View Comments Chicago Spice it up for mama! NeNe Leakes will return to Broadway as Chicago’s Keeper of the Keys on November 23, replacing Carol Woods. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is scheduled to play a limited engagement as Matron “Mama” Morton in the Tony-winning revival through December 20.Leakes is best known for her appearances on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta; she made her Broadway and stage debut last year as Cinderella’s wicked stepmother Madame in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Additional acting credits include Glee.Chicago also currently stars Dylis Croman as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.last_img read more


Basic Beekeeping

first_imgKeith Fielder, Extension agent and county coordinator in Putman County, will lead the class. Fielder is a sideline beekeeper with around 40 production colonies. He attributes his passion for beekeeping to his Irish and English ancestors who came to Georgia in the late 1700s.He has been an invited speaker and guest lecturer on apicultural topics at state, national and international levels. Fielder serves on the staff of the annual Young Harris College-University of Georgia Beekeeping Institute and is the director of the UGA Welsh Honey Judging Program. He is also a Georgia Master Beekeeper and a Senior Welsh Honey Judge with international experience. In 2009 the Georgia Beekeepers Association named Fielder Beekeeper of the Year in recognition of outstanding service to Georgia apiculture.In addition to receiving instruction from a Georgia Master Beekeeper, participants in the beginner’s class can receive one hour of private — category 10 and 1 hour of commercial — category 21 Georgia pesticide credit for attendance. Refreshments will be provided. The class is open to the general public, but attendees are asked to RSVP by Aug. 1 by calling (706) 342-2214. A beginner’s beekeeping class will be presented at the University of Georgia Extension Office in Morgan County on Aug. 7. The class will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Morgan County Extension Office at 440 Hancock St. in Madison. There is no charge for attendance thanks to a sponsorship by the Sumner Agency of Tifton. Topics will include how to get started, basic beekeeping equipment and assembly, colony site selection, where to get bees, whether to choose colonies or package bees and how to manage honeybee colony diseases and pests. last_img read more


The social media etiquette of ‘Friending’ coworkers

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Do you ‘friend’ your co-workers? Many do, but the pros at OfficeTeam want you to keep a few things in mind.“While the lines between our personal and professional lives continue to blur, not everyone’s comfortable connecting with colleagues on digital channels,” said Brandi Britton, a district president for OfficeTeam. “Before friending or following someone, check if that individual has other coworkers in their networks. When in doubt, let fellow employees make the first move online.”Britton added, “Interacting with colleagues on social media can help build stronger relationships. But it should be done with care — you might not want to share everything with work friends that you would with closer personal contacts.” continue reading »last_img read more


Renovated Queenslander-style home at Ipswich has hit the market

first_img18 Bowen St, Woodend. Photo: realestate.com.auFor the first time in 105 years, this flood-free Ipswich home has hit the market.The property at 18 Bowen St, Woodend is for sale with a price tag of $549,000.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has been raised and renovated.Upstairs you will find three large bedrooms with original French doors.The new kitchen has granite benchtops and a large walk-in pantry.Downstairs there’s a fourth bedroom with a large walk-in robe and massive storage cupboard.There’s also a huge media/lounge room.To organise an inspection phone Scott Reeves from Ray White Ipswich, or June Frank from Walkers Real Estate Ipswich.last_img read more


No dedicated red light district

first_imgStuff co.nz 12 August 2014The Christchurch City Council has scrapped plans to provide street workers with temporary facilities on Manchester St because no-one could agree on a site.The council had been working on a voluntary accord with the Prostitutes’ Collective since November, promising to provide port-a-loos, a needle receptacle, lighting and security cameras.Council strategic policy unit manager Alan Bywater said two potential sites for the temporary facilities had been identified, but both options fell through due to opposition from nearby residents and businesses.The first was opposite the St Luke’s Church on Manchester St, the other where the national library used to be, also on Manchester St.“The accord is really the only option that’s come forward and we’ve taken a step back from that,” Bywater told a public meeting last night.Manchester St residents, fed up with noise and rubbish outside their homes, met with city councillors, police and social agencies to discuss their concerns.Shirley-Papanui councillor Ali Jones said the fact the accord had failed to move forward after months of work showed a law change was the only way to address the issues.http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/10372441/Street-workers-hopes-dashedlast_img read more


Gill to step down

first_img In a statement released on the club’s official website, the 55-year-old said his summer departure would allow United to “refresh themselves with new management and ideas”. It was also confirmed that executive vice chairman Ed Woodward would replace Gill as chief executive. Gill joined United as their finance director in February 1997 and assumed the role of chief executive in September 2003. He is to remain as a club director. Press Association “It has been the greatest privilege to serve Manchester United for 16 wonderful years – the last 10 of which as its chief executive,” Gill said. “I have worked alongside the finest manager in the history of the game and been part of what I consider to be the best club in the best sport in the world. “It has been a very hard decision because I love this club and, as the fans’ banner says, it is, ‘more than a religion’. I’ve experienced some incredible highs, such as the Treble in 1999 and the League and Champions League double in 2008, and lows, like losing the title with the last kick of the season last year. But that is what makes this club and this sport so compelling. “However, I have always been conscious of the fact that, as a member of staff, I was always just a temporary custodian of this marvellous institution. I am also of the view that all businesses need to refresh themselves with new management and ideas and after 10 years in charge I believe it is appropriate for someone new to pick up the baton.” Gill has enjoyed a fruitful working relationship with manager Sir Alex Ferguson and last year sanctioned the naming of a stand after him. The Scot paid tribute to the outgoing Gill, who remains as the vice chairman of the Football Association and a nominee for the UEFA Executive Committee. He admitted he had tried to persuade Gill to change his mind, saying: “I have been at United for over 26 years and for 23 of those years my boss has been one of only two men: Martin Edwards, who brought me to the club, and David Gill. I have enjoyed working with both. “David has been a magnificent chief executive. Of course, we have had a million arguments, but I have always enjoyed them because I know that David has two great qualities: he is straight and he always puts Manchester United first. No disagreement is ever personal with him. He always wants the best for United, whether it’s the players, the training ground or the staff. “Him stepping down is a big loss to me but the fact that he is staying on the board encourages me that the reason for his departure is heartfelt, that he believes it is time for the club to move on. If I could have found a way of persuading him to stay I would love to have done that. But he has made his decision and I respect him for it.” center_img David Gill has announced he is to stand down as Manchester United’s chief executive on June 30.last_img read more


Flamini: Gunners have firepower

first_img The Gunners added the Community Shield to their FA Cup success by beating a disjointed Manchester City side 3-0 at Wembley on Sunday. The challenges which lie ahead over the next nine months will of course prove significantly tougher than those offered by Manuel Pellegrini’s team, who had Willy Caballero in goal ahead of England’s Joe Hart, several other regulars missing after World Cup duty and summer signings Bacary Sagna and Frank Lampard watching on from the stands. Midfielder Mathieu Flamini is confident Arsenal’s summer additions can give the squad what was missing to finally last the distance in the ‘marathon’ race for the Barclays Premier League title next season. Wenger is keen to bring in another defender after allowing captain Thomas Vermaelen to join Barcelona, with Olympiacos’ Kostas Manolas a reported target. Chambers, signed from Southampton for £16m, has impressed in his pre-season appearances. The 19-year-old is determined to continue his progress. Speaking to Arsenal Player, Chambers said: “It has been quite a whirlwind of a few weeks. I am taking every day as it comes, just concentrating on what I am doing next. “I am really enjoying it here and everyone has welcomed me really well. I just want to play the best I can and show everyone what I can do.” Arsenal’s German World Cup winning trio are now back at the club’s Hertfordshire base, with Lukas Podolski tweeting a smiling photo of himself, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil all in their training kit. Nevertheless, Flamini believes adding the likes of £30million Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and promising young defender Calum Chambers show Arsenal now have the strength in depth to sustain a title challenge, which last season faded badly at the start of 2014. “We have signed a few really good players, and that is excellent for us, because we have added a lot of quality to the team – we were already strong last season, but now we have added even more,” Flamini said. “Last season was good for us, even though we did collapse (in the league) over a couple of months. “Now we are ready, with a strong team that has a lot of quality to be able to fight to the end.” Flamini added: “Of course this (win over Manchester City) will be good for the confidence to start the season, but we have to be focused because the season will be a long one, as you say here in England we must not forget that it is a marathon and not a sprint, so we have to make sure that we keep going until the end. “But to win another title after the FA Cup is obviously very positive for us and shows that we are going in the right way. “We have shown that we are very strong, now we have to be ready for the next game.” Arsenal host Crystal Palace on Saturday evening, before heading to Istanbul the following week for the first leg of what is a crunch Champions League play-off against Besiktas. Press Associationlast_img read more


Prepared to bat anywhere for Team India: Hanuma Vihari

first_imgHamilton: Hanuma Vihari, who scored a gritty hundred in the ongoing three-day practice game against New Zealand XI, on Friday said he is ready to bat anywhere for India in the upcoming two-match Test series starting February 21.Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw, who are expected to fight it out for the opener’s slot in the first Test against the Black Caps, came out with disappointing performances as they were out for a duck each on the opening day of the warm-up game.With Rohit Sharma out injured, Mayank Agarwal, who also failed with the bat, will have a new partner against the Black Caps.Coming in at No. 6, Vihari scored a hundred and alongwith Cheteshwar Pujara, shared a 195-run stand for the sixth wicket and took India out of troubled waters, who at one stage were struggling at 38/4.“As a player, I am prepared to bat anywhere. As of now, I have not been informed anything. As I said before as well, if the team requires me to bat wherever, I am ready to bat,” said Vihari, who retired after scoring 101.“Initially, I thought the extra bounce surprised us. (In) the couple of matches I played against New Zealand A, the pitch didn’t do as much as what it did in the morning today,” said Vihari on the challenging wicket on offer.“Once we adjusted, me and Puji (Pujara’s nickname), we got our eye in, then we knew we had to bat long and that’s exactly what we did,” Vihari said.“Maybe we will get pitches like these because New Zealand’s strength is their fast bowling. They have a very experienced bowling attack but it’s good that we got some time in the middle and we experienced these conditions.“They were tough and it’s good to experience tough conditions before the series and we’re happy with the way the day went,” he said. IANSAlso Read: Hanuma Vihari Joins Tendulkar in The Elite List After 2nd Innings FiftyAlso Watch: International Day of Women and Girls in Science observed at Assam Startup the Nest in Guwahatilast_img read more